The Early Care and Education database tracks and updates early care and education legislation from the 2008-2013 legislative sessions for 50 states and the territories. Issues include child care and child care financing, early childhood services, prekindergarten, professional development, home visiting, infants and toddlers, and financing early education. Legislation can be searched by state, topic, status, primary sponsor, bill number or keyword.
From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to tiny county health departments, local, state and federal health agencies often are behind the scenes looking after the nation’s health and safety. By responding to disasters, vaccinating millions against diseases, and teaching the public how to avoid illness and injuries, public health agencies ensure the safety of everything from fresh produce to public places, and promote wellness from the workplace to the school yard.
In light of a looming deadline to reach a bipartisan budget deal, House and Senate Budget Committee Chairmen Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) reached agreement on spending for the next two years while also adjusting reductions from sequestration. What does this mean for states? Most important, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 would provide certainty on overall discretionary spending, including sequestration, for the next two federal fiscal years.